Ph.D, M. Pharm., B. Pham.

Dr. Jaya Thomas joined as Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacology in May 2017. She received her PhD in Pharmacology from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi in 2016. Her PhD work was on exploring the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines and kynurenine pathway in various drug combinations of venlafaxine in animal models of depression. She completed her M-Pharm in Pharmacology in 2010 from College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala. She received Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) in February 2012. She was also awarded BPS Bain Memorial Bursary grant by British Pharmacological Society to attend the conference “Pharmacology 2014” in December 2014.


Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2016 Journal Article J. Thomas, Khanam, R., and Vohora, D., Augmentation of antidepressant effects of venlafaxine by agomelatine on behavioral predictors of depression in mice are independent of kynurenine pathway. Neurochemistry International, vol. 99, pp. 103-109, 2016. [Abstract]
2016 Journal Article J. Thomas, Khanam, R., and Vohora, D., Augmentation of effect of venlafaxine by folic acid in behavioural paradigms of depression in mice: Evidence of serotonergic and pro-inflammatory cytokine pathways. Pharmacological Reports, vol. 68(2), pp. 396-403. [Abstract]
2015 Journal Article J. Thomas, Khanam, R., and Vohora, D., A Validated Hplc-Uv Method and Optimization of Sample Preparation Technique for Norepinephrine and Serotonin in Mouse Brain. Pharmaceutical Biology, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 1539-1544 , 2015. [Abstract]
2011 Journal Article J. Varkey and Thomas, J., Protective effect of Flacourtiaindica (Burm.F) Merr. against methotrexate induced toxicity in albino rats. Pharmanest, vol. 8, no. 3, 2011. [Abstract]